Kaanapali Alii renovation is nearing completion – We’re getting excited!

In mid-December 2009 the curtain goes up to reveal the renewed Kaanapali Alii! You can feel the excitement around the Resort as the beautiful finishing touches are applied to your favorite amenities:

• Second Swimming Pool

• New Whirlpool Spa

• Expanded Children’s Pool

• Enlarged Pool Deck with tropical landscaping and additional chaise lounges

At the same time our new state-of-the-art Fitness Center will also be completed. Here’s a peek inside: Large picture windows open up views of the scenic West Maui Mountains and the Kaanapali Kai Course; all cardio equipment outfitted with their own TVs; and flat screen TVs strategically placed around the fitness area with the latest in strength equipment.

There’s more…relax in our serene yoga and stretching area and enjoy facials and massage in our new spa treatment rooms. Everything is WOW!


Grilled Shrimp with Molasses-Guava Glaze

Glazed Shrimp with Molasses


6 tablespoons mild-flavored (light) molasses
3 tablespoons guava or apricot jam
1 1/2 tablespoons butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
3 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons finely grated lime peel
32 uncooked medium shrimp, peeled, deveined
Fine sea salt

Special Equipment:

8 metal skewers or 8 wooden skewers soaked in water at least 1 hour


Microwave first 3 ingredients in medium bowl until jam and butter melt, about 20 seconds. Stir to blend. Stir lime peel into glaze. Thread 4 shrimp onto each skewer. DO AHEAD: Glaze and shrimp can be made 8 hours ahead.

Cover separately and chill. Prepare barbecue (medium-high heat). Sprinkle shrimp with sea salt. Place 3 tablespoons glaze in bowl; set aside. Brush shrimp with some of remaining glaze. Grill shrimp until just opaque in center, brushing occasionally with glaze, about 2 minutes per side. Drizzle with reserved glaze and serve.


Upcountry Maui

On your drive up to Haleakala make a stop in beautiful Upcountry.  See Maui from a less traveled perspective atop these fertile slopes, from its rolling green meadows to the seemingly endless sea below. Visit the plantation town of Makawao,  which is home to a thriving art community, or take a farm tour in the rich uplands of Kula.
Learn more about Upcountry Maui

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